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Medway mum Jordan Beck's loving tribute to son Jimmy after troubled inquest

By Chris Hunter

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her beloved son and says she can't move on until a troubled inquest into his death is finally heard.

A hearing into one-year old Jimmy Robinson's death was called off when a fight broke out in the courtroom - leading to four men being arrested and prompting the coroner to adjourn the case.

Baby Jimmy died on June 15, 2017 at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, just five days before his second birthday, after suffering a potential cardiac arrest at his mother’s home in Institute Road, Chatham, but the inquest has still not determined exactly how he died.

Mum Jordan with son Jimmy Robinson (5468700)
Mum Jordan with son Jimmy Robinson (5468700)

The inquest had previously been adjourned when the case was moved from London to Kent, and mum Jordan Beck says she will be unable to come to terms with Jimmy's death until the traumatic case is concluded.

"He's gone through so much," she said.

"I was going to have him cremated but there was a dispute. I ended up saying we would have him buried, but I wanted him close to me.

"I sorted out the funeral - which was October 3 last year - and I've had to deal with this.

"I've never been through anything like this before.

"When I got told I would have to go through everything all over again it was quite upsetting.

Jimmy Robinson died just five days before his second birthday
Jimmy Robinson died just five days before his second birthday

"After everything that's gone on, and then having to go through the hearing - I've now got to go through it again and relive it again.

"We haven't had a chance to grieve."

Mum Jordan - now living in Strood with her partner and two daughters Dolcie and Sheyenne - says Jimmy's memory will live on.

"He was cheeky," she recalled.

"He was really good with his sisters when they were born. He wasn't the typical boy - he liked dolls and liked pushing them around in the buggy.

"He did have a big personality and he was really clever for his age.

Mum Jordan with daughters Dolcie, left, and Sheyenne
Mum Jordan with daughters Dolcie, left, and Sheyenne

"He had loads of words and was putting sentences together and had started using his potty, bless him.

"Dolcie doesn't remember him but we've got memory books and she'll look at the pictures. She won't understand until she's old enough.

"Jimmy's buried in Strood so I can just pop down the road and see him," she added.

"I go and see him every day, he gets a visit every day.

"He has his grave decorated at Christmas. We've got LED lights and solar lights, tinsel and baubles - just everything that he'd have at home.

"We're buying toys for Christmas but it's not the same.

"I'll never forget him. There's not one day goes by when I don't look at my other children and think Jimmy would have done that, or I think Jimmy would have loved that."

But she added: "It will never be the same again.

"I just want to be able to have him registered and let him rest in peace. At the moment it's all still lingering."

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